ahac corner gold pinkan Exhibition of Works by Maggie Brown and Ashley McFarland

PHOTO: Gold Pink Detail

Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On May 29, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s Arts Corner presents “Broken Crayons Still Color,” an exhibition of works by local artists Maggi Brown and Ashley McFarland, with an opening reception on Friday, May 29 from 7-9pm at 135 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands.  Exhibition is free and runs from May 29 to June 27.

About the Artists

Maggie Brown lives and works in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She has been developing her style of textured paintings since 2005.  She grew up making art in Ocean Township, New Jersey and obtained a BA in Studio Art from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009. Most of her art supplies come from
treasures found in the trash and her inspiration comes from the textures created by landscapes and rocks, maps, and topography. Her most contemporary work reflects her interest in the juxtaposition between edgy, rock-like formations and human made shiny, metallic media.

ahac corner mermaid warriorPHOTO: Mermaid Warrior

Ashley McFarland is a local artist based out of Highlands, New Jersey. Her current work concentrates in fluid line drawings with an attention to detail. She also has been producing colored multimedia pieces on new and used materials, intertwining images of women and animals with abstract patterns and lines. Ashley studied at Montclair State University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in printmaking, and education. Music, people, and her home environment inspire many of the images and process. Her artwork has been described as magical and surreal depictions of Mother Nature’s creatures.

Thank you to our sponsor MedExpress for its generous support.

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.  For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.